Welcome to our school. We are looking forward to working with you to provide an enjoyable and successful experience for your child
Our reason for being here is to educate children. By this we mean that we want the children who come to our school to be able to get the most out of their lives, now and in the future.We want them to be able to make a living in a way that is fulfilling, enjoyable and responsible.We want them to be able to make good use of their leisure time, and to have fun in a way that does not harm other people or the environment.We want them to be able to build and maintain successful relationships, and to be loving and kind.
We want the children to respect people’s different beliefs, faiths and persuasions, and to take an active part in the life of the community.We want them to develop clear values and principles and to live by them.We want them to live without fear and insecurity, and to be happy. These aspirations are based on some ofthe principles outlined in Guy Claxton’s ‘Building Learning Power’.
Built in the 1950s, the school is situated to the north-east outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter and is fortunate to have extensive grounds, as well as commanding views of the surrounding countryside. We have excellent facilities and a dedicated and professional staff. It is a popular school in which children and staff work co-operatively and with enthusiasm. We cater for the 7-11 age range, and have an average roll of 340 students
There are fourteen classrooms, a food technology room, a networked computer suite, a dual purpose hall, a dining hall, as well as other work and resource areas. We also have a newly refurbished library with an extensive and exciting stock of books.
The grounds enable a wide range of sporting activities throughout the year, culminating in sports day at the end of the summer term. They also enhance the environmental education programme.
Most of the children attending the school are from the area and we encourage links with the community, the local playgroups, the infant school, the church and other organisations. We also make use of the locality in the curriculum and the children study the area in a variety of ways for a number of different purposes.
Children in Year 6 have the opportunity to go on residential visits and all year groups make educational visits every term. We also invite a range of speakers, artists and other experts in to school on a regular basis.
Stoke Hill is an exciting and stimulating school where there are high standards of work and behaviour, where children are treated as individuals, and where we all have fun learning together